February Meeting


The Bolivar County Historical Society

will meet

MONDAY, 13 February 2012

6:00 pm

 Capps Archives & Museum Building

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

 Please call Emily Jones for questions, 662.846.4780

Desserts and coffee are provided

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October Meeting

The Bolivar County Historical Society October meeting is just around the corner. Make plans to meet at the Capps Archives Seminar Room at 12pm on Monday, October10. We hope to see you there!

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Special Program at the Sept. 12th Meeting

Civil War Nursing

Overview of presentation:

The focus of this presentation is on the history of the American Civil War, with an emphasis on the Vicksburg battle and siege, and its significance in the development of modern nursing. Participants will gain an understanding of the roots of medical hierarchy, the state of medical care during the mid 1800s, and the challenges women faced in delivering nursing care to ill and injured soldiers.

About the speaker:

Dr. Lizabeth Carlson is currently the dean of the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing at Delta State University. She earned her BSN at Missouri State University, her MSN at University of South Alabama, and her DNS at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans. She has been an RN for over 30 years, and spent 5 ½ years of that time as a Captain in the USAF Nurse Corps. Her interest in nursing history started 7 years ago when she took a history course on the Shiloh battlefield at DSU. Since that time, she has taught a graduate level Civil War Nursing Course at Delta State.

Please join us for what promises to be an intriguing and stimulating program. We will meet at 12pm in the Capps Archives Seminar Room. Bring a friend!

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Next Meeting

Our next Bolivar County Historical Society meeting will be this coming Monday, 13 June, at noon in the Capps Building’s Seminar Room on DSU campus.  We will have a light lunch and beverages provided.  Bring a friend!

Items for the agenda include the following:

  • discussion for the Publications Committee
  • a motion to create a general e-mail address  for the Society
  • descriptions of each of the committees we agreed should be standing committees thus far
  • update on IRS/non-profit status

If anyone has any particular project they would like to discuss, please let Emily Jones, ejones@deltastate.edu, know and she will add it to the agenda.

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Join the BCHS

The Bolivar County Historical Society is reorganizing under new management. Interested in things that happened in Bolivar County? Want to work on genealogy? Blues music? Join the BCHS.

Dues are only $10 for the year. Money is collected at the meetings or can be sent to our temporary Treasurer, Ned Mitchell, at the address below:

Bolivar County Historical Society
c/o Ned Mitchell
PO Box 720
Cleveland, MS 38732
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